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1 Estates, Facilities & Professional Services Analysis and Reconciliation Services Framework User Guide Framework Reference Number: NC April 2015

2 2 Version Control Contributor(s) Date Version Comments Edward James 07/05/ Draft layout for population Turkan Ince 08/10/ First draft population Edward James 01/12/ Final for publishing Silvana Iuliano 03/01/ Replaced Appendix D; Customer Access Agreement (CAA) with updated Hub Access Form Turkan Ince 13/04/ Updated supplier contact details Turkan Ince 22/04/ Amend Senior Category Manager details Laura Whitworth 29/04/ Amendment of Access Form Munawar Omar 03/07/ Amendment to supplier details Contact Details Laura Whitworth Senior Category Manager NHS London Procurement Partnership 200 Great Dover Street London SE1 4YB Telephone Mobile Web

3 3 Contents 1. Introduction Key Information Background Overview Expected Benefits Awarding a Contract Management of the Framework Agreement Framework Contracts Activity Based Income (ABI) Management Information Framework Manager Business Continuity Plans Accessing the Framework Framework Access Benefits of Accessing a Framework Framework Access Charge Framework Access Agreement Running a Mini-Competition or Call-Off Establishing a Project Team Key Decisions and Actions Undertaking a Mini Competition Evaluation Criteria Undertaking a Call Off Transition, Planning and Support Managing the Contract Key Performance Indicators Frequently Asked Questions What is a Framework and is it compulsory to join? If a supplier is not on the framework can they still take part? Do I need to invite all suppliers to a mini competition? How long does a mini competition need to run for? Do I have to apply a stand still period to a mini competition? Appendicies... 17

4 4 6.1 Appendix A Supplier Contacts by Lot Appendix B Responsibilities Matrix Appendix C Framework Access Agreement Appendix D Supplier Profiles Appendix E Mini Competition Documentation... 26

5 5 1. Introduction This user guide is intended to provide information about the Analysis and Reconciliation Services framework and to provide practical support to contracting authorities who wish to access the framework to award contracts. Please note that the guidance provided within this document only applies to this framework and contracting authorities should ensure they refer to the guidance document which is relevant to the framework they wish to access to ensure that the right processes are being followed. Procurement teams should be involved in the decision to access the framework to ensure that the decision fits with local procurement policies and contracting authorities standing financial instructions. 1.1 Key Information Framework Title Analysis and Reconciliation Services OJEU Reference Number 2012/S LPP Reference Number NC Framework Period 1 November 2012 to 31 October 2015 Extensions 1 further 1 yr extension available until 31 October Background The NHS Commercial Alliance is a strategic partnership between the East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub, NHS PRO-CURE and NHS Commercial Solutions. The East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub has, on behalf of the NHS Commercial Alliance, let this framework agreement following a full OJEU restricted process, in which; the East of England Collaborative Procurement Hub (EOECPH) placed an advert to establish a multiple supplier framework (ref: 2012/S ). Suppliers were invited to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire that evaluated financial stability and technical capability. Suppliers that met the requirements were invited to tender. The Framework Agreement was awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender; split on a 50/50 basis for Technical and Commercial. This framework is open to all NHS Trusts served by the NHS Commercial Alliance. It is also open to other NHS eligible participating organisations England subject to agreement by the lead framework organisation. LPP working in collaboration with EOECPH are enabling all LPP members to access this framework. The 2 year framework was let on 1st November 2012 and is available immediately for Trusts to use. The first option to extend has been taken; the framework will now run to 31 October There is one further one year extension period available which if it were invoked would take the framework expiry to 31 October 2016.

6 6 1.3 Overview Despite purchase to pay controls and invoice approval processes, errors in suppliers charges for services and goods are often undetected, resulting in unnecessary and wasted expenditure. This can occur through: Application of rates outside of the contractual agreements Miscalculation of, or failure to apply, discounts or rebates Duplication of charges or invoices Erroneous management fees or margins Inappropriate or overstated third party costs Service credits not being paid This framework includes a number of providers who will: Identify sources of lost cash Conduct audits of categories of spend Recover overpayments Provide benchmarking information on performance Provide recommendations and improvements for sustainable savings The framework agreement has been split into eight lots which allows contracting authorities a choice of how best to approach the market. The framework covers the following services: Lot 1 Telecommunications Lot 2 Utilities Lot 3 VAT Lot 4 Estates Lot 5 Accounts Payable Lot 6 Temporary Staffing Lot 7 Payroll Lot 8 Managed Solution The suppliers who have been awarded a position on each of the lots and their contact details are included in Appendix A. 1.4 Expected Benefits Financial Benefits Savings are achieved through immediate identification and correction of errors which may result in financial recovery. Other Benefits Having followed the process required under the EU Procurement Directives, this framework provides Contracting Authorities with a legally compliant access to the

7 7 market, with the benefits of significantly reduced procurement timescales and access to cost-effective and quality approved suppliers. Through the identification of strengths and weaknesses the contracting authority will able to make long term sustainable financial and non-financial benefits resulting from process and control improvements: Staff training Cultural change with buy in into improved procurement, data recording and management, accountability and budgetary controls, and approval processes Improved Supplier management and relationship Reduction in error rates and duplications Deliver immediate cash savings on a no win no fee basis Enhance operational control and efficiency Provide high value audit reporting over payment and purchasing operations Provide key performance metrics and benchmarking Save time and effort required for tendering any of the services under this agreement Provide a fully EU compliant framework Consistent terms & conditions of contract Opportunity for further savings through further competition 1.5 Awarding a Contract To award a contract under this framework the contracting authority must complete and submit a Customer Access Agreement (CAA) (Appendix D) to LPP. The contracting authority then has the option of either Direct Order/ Call Off or further mini-competition. Instructions on how to access the framework and undertake a call off/ mini competition are contained in section 4 below.

8 8 2. Management of the Framework Agreement 2.1 Framework Contracts All suppliers who have been awarded a position on this framework have signed framework contracts with East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub (EOECPH). EOECPH is responsible for the management of the framework contracts and will seek feedback from contracting authorities to ensure maximum value is derived from the framework. 2.2 Activity Based Income (ABI) This framework does not have an Activity Based Income (ABI) charge applicable. 2.3 Management Information LPP/ EOECPH will collect on monthly basis management information from each supplier for each contract they have been awarded under the framework. The management information will allow the category manager to have an overview of the supplier performance on specific contracts. 2.4 Framework Manager Contracting authorities who have any questions regarding the framework should contact the framework manager in the first instance. This is the person identified on page 2 of this document. 2.5 Business Continuity Plans As part of the supplier s application to be on the framework they have submitted to EOECPH generic business continuity plans. These have been reviewed and scored as part of the evaluation of the framework award. LPP strongly suggests that contracting authorities request as part of their mini competition specific business continuity plans relating to their service and location so these can be retained for the successful contractor.

9 9 3. Accessing the Framework 3.1 Framework Access This framework is open to LPP and NHS Commercial Alliance Members only. NHS Commercial Alliance is composed of: East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub (Lead Organisation) NHS Commercial Solutions NHS Pro-Cure 3.2 Benefits of Accessing a Framework There are a number of benefits of awarding contracts under a framework, these include: It is faster and less onerous than a full OJEU tender process. There is no need to assess framework suppliers against criteria such as financial standing or business probity as these have been assessed during the PQQ stage of the framework establishment. By using the framework there is no need for you to separately advertise your requirement. The framework is based on generic service specifications which contracting authorities can adapt to meet their specific requirements. The terms and conditions of the framework agreement and call off contracts have already been agreed with all framework suppliers therefore no further legal dialogue is required. By following these guidelines you can ensure that you are adhering to EU Procurement legislation. 3.3 Framework Access Charge There is no charge for contracting authorities who are members of NHS Commercial Alliance or LPP to access this framework agreement. However, there is a small access charge for non-member organisations. Appendix C sets out the key responsibilities of each party during the framework calloff/ mini competition process. Should a contracting authority wish for LPP to provide additional support, over and above what is shown in this document, in awarding a contract then LPP reserves the right to charge for these additional services. This will be discussed and agreed with each contracting authority on a case by case basis. 3.4 Framework Access Agreement Contracting authorities wishing to access this framework should complete the Customer Access Agreement (CAA) in Appendix D and send this to the category manager. Once this has been completed the category manager will provide the contracting authority with access to the mini competition documents and advise the suppliers on the framework that the access agreement has been signed. Suppliers on the framework will not enter contracts under this framework with any contracting

10 10 authority until the category manager has confirmed a signed access agreement is in place. 4. Running a Mini-Competition or Call-Off 4.1 Establishing a Project Team Contracting authorities will need to establish a project team which is responsible for supporting the award of the new contract. This project team should include key stakeholders from across the organisation who can input into the specification and evaluate the quality of responses from suppliers under the framework. The project team should be supported by a project lead who is responsible for ensuring the project is supported by the contracting authority s board and managing the implementation of the new contract. LPP will liaise with the project lead as per the responsibilities matrix in Appendix B. If the contracting authority does not have the resource to undertake this internally then LPP can provide support but this may come at an additional cost. If this is required then you should contact the category manager to discuss further. 4.2 Key Decisions and Actions By deciding to award a contract under the framework agreement much of the hard work has already been completed which should save the contracting authority time and money. A suite of mini-competition documents is available which can be tailored by the contracting authority to meet their specific requirements. Once deciding to contract under the framework agreement, the contracting authority must decide whether to: a) Undertake Direct order / Call off b) Undertake a mini-competition The key decisions and actions which will need to be completed by the contracting authority to award a contract under the framework are set out in the responsibilities matrix in Appendix C. It is the contracting authority s responsibility to validate the data being sent out as part of the mini competition, check the evaluation of all bids and award the contract under the framework. 4.3 Undertaking a Mini Competition To undertake a mini competition within the framework the contracting authority should refer to the responsibilities matrix in Appendix C and complete the Customer Access Agreement (CAA) in Appendix D. Once this is received by LPP access to the mini competition documents will be provided through my.lpp to registered users.

11 11 The contracting authority will need to agree the specification of services and should build upon the generic specifications provided to ensure that their specification meets the service needs. The information which is required from the contracting authority in each document is: 1. Mini Competition Instructions This document sets out the instructions for the bidders on how to complete and respond to the mini competition. As a minimum the contracting authority will need to insert its award criteria against the stated headings, enter the contract period and complete the project plan. Contracting authorities using their own e- procurement systems to run the mini-competition will need to change the instructions to reflect their own systems. 2. Abstract of Particulars This document provides bidders with an introduction to the contracting authority. An outline to the contracting authority and its main areas of service provision should be provided as well as an overview of the current contracting arrangements. Any specific aims and objectives from a new contract should be given here so bidders can understand how best to structure their response to meet your requirements. Any known changes to service provision which may affect the contract should be stated. 3. ITT Questions This document identifies the questions that you will be asking bidders to respond to. Suggested wording has been provided in this document. Contracting authorities may replace these questions with their own, amend the suggested questions or keep them as they are as part of the mini competition. All questions should clearly show how they are linked to the award criteria and any word limits that bidders will be asked to adhere to. Remember you should not re-evaluate areas already evaluated at PQQ stage, such as financial standing. 4. Specification Template specifications have been provided for use by the contracting authority. All suppliers on the framework have seen these template specifications as part of their application to be on the framework. Contracting authorities should use these documents as a guide to structure their own specifications. 5. Pricing Schedule A pricing schedule template exists which provides a consistent format for bidders to present their pricing as part of the mini competition. However you should review the template(s) to ensure that it captures all the areas relevant to your trust and that you are clear how you will evaluate the responses received. 6. Terms and Conditions of Contract The terms and conditions of contract have been agreed with all suppliers as part of their award onto the framework. Contracting authorities may make changes to

12 12 these terms and conditions but they should be minor changes and highlighted clearly in the document so all bidders are aware changes have been made. When setting response deadlines to the mini-competition additional time should be provided by contracting authorities where changes have been made to the terms and conditions so that all bidders have the opportunity to raise these changes with their legal teams. 7. Signed Document Set All bidders are required to complete and sign this set of documentation. Contracting authorities should ensure that the tender invitation date and title are changed to reflect their mini-competition. 8. Additional Information Where additional information is available to support the bidders in submitting their responses this should be provided here. 9. Evaluation Template This document brings together the evaluation criteria, question scoring and questions into a document that can be used by the evaluation panel to score the responses. The contracting authority should select from the drop down list the score which is to be given for each response and insert a comment as to why that score has been provided. The scores and the comments will then be used to feedback to all bidders on the outcome of the mini-competition. 10. Standstill Award Letters Contracting authorities should complete and issue these letters once they are in a position to award the contract. This letter will start the ten day stand still period giving all bidders an opportunity to request further information before the contract is formally awarded. The standstill period should finish at midnight once ten full calendar days have passed. If the tenth day finishes on a weekend or bank holiday this should be extended to midnight on the next working day. Contracting authorities should use the information within the completed evaluation document to complete the standstill letters. The letters should also be customised to reflect the mini-competition details and the contracting authority s process for appeal or request for further information. Once mini competition documents 1-8 are completed they can be issued to all of the suppliers under the relevant lot. A list of suppliers and their contact details is provided in Appendix A. If the contracting authority prefers for LPP to release the mini competition documents through their e-tendering portal the mini competition documents should be sent to the category manager. Suppliers should be given adequate time to respond to a mini competition. Site visits should be provided to all suppliers during the mini competition process and any clarification questions should be answered as swiftly as possible.

13 13 The mini competition documents will be returned by the suppliers and should be evaluated by the project team in line with the evaluation criteria which was set out within the invitation to tender. As part of the evaluation process supplier presentations may be undertaken. Suppliers should be provided with adequate time to prepare their presentations and should be given a clear brief of what to present. Once the evaluation process is completed the contracting authority should notify all suppliers of the outcome of the mini competition and start a 10 day stand still period before concluding the contract. 4.4 Evaluation Criteria The following evaluation criteria were set out within the framework agreement. The headings stated should be used as part of any mini competition within the framework however the contracting authority can include sub-criteria as long as these are clearly stated to all suppliers at the start of the mini competition process. The weightings can be changed to meet the contracting authority s requirements. Technical Evaluation 50% Commercial Evaluation 50% This was broken down as follows: Technical (50% Weighting) Specification Heading Sub weighting Maximum Number of Points Available Service Overview 15% 4 Implementation 15% 24 Recovery 15% 20 Reporting & Management Information 10% 8 Marketing 5% 4 Customer Services & Account Management 10% 12 Data Compliance 5% 4 3rd Party Bidders 5% 4 Core Audit & Recovery Service 15% 16 Additional Service Requirements 5% 4 TOTAL TECHNICAL POINTS AVALIABLE 100

14 14 Commercial (50% Weighting) Question Service type Sub weighting Maximum Points Available C1 C2 C3 First Pass Audit Fees (Core Audit & Recovery Services as outlined in Appendix A, of specification) 2nd Pass Audit Fees (audit following an alternative offeror) On-going Audit Fees (follow-up audit at preagreed intervals) 30% 10 30% 10 30% 10 C4 Innovative pricing offers 10% 2 TOTAL COMMERCIAL POINTS AVALIABLE Undertaking a Call Off To undertake a call of under the framework the contracting authority should award the contract to the supplier offering the most economically advantageous tender, using the original award criteria, i.e. the supplier ranked first (Appendix A). If the supplier ranked first is unable to meet the requirements at that time, for example because of availability of suitably experienced staff, the contracting authority should go to the supplier who offered the second most economically advantageous tender and so on through the rankings. A template engagement letter is available for the contracting authority to adapt to their needs as appropriate (Appendix G). Contracting authorities must note that call off can only be done where the specification, contract terms and conditions, and framework rates are suitable to their needs and are used on an as is basis. Contracting authority s must ensure that the contract reference, NC, is used at the point of call off and on all subsequent correspondence so that invoices/ management reports correctly reflect which framework agreement is being used.

15 Transition, Planning and Support As part of the mini-competition or call off process the successful supplier should provide you with a transition plan which clearly explains what tasks need to be undertaken and who is responsible for ensuring they are completed. This plan should set out the level of resource which is required from the contracting authority during the transition process. The expected timescales for each stage of the transition and the mobilisation as a whole should be shown. The contracting authority should review the suppliers performance against the plan on a regular basis throughout the transition. 4.7 Managing the Contract The contracting authority should hold regular meetings with the supplier to review performance against agreed key performance indicators. Should the supplier fail to meet the agreed key performance indicators then the contracting authority should look to take corrective action as outlined within the contract document. The LPP category manager should be made aware of repeated failures in a supplier s performance and can be asked by the contracting authority to support rectifying issues. 4.8 Key Performance Indicators LPP encourages the use of key performance indicators within contracts as a way of monitoring and managing supplier performance. Some suggested key performance indicators which are relevant to this contract have been included within the template specification document. Contracting authorities should ensure these meet their requirements and if necessary personalise them to ensure they do. Key performance indicators should not be used to punish a supplier but should be built in to encourage and reward high quality performance of the contract. As such LPP suggests that key performance indicators are established which are achievable and agreed by both parties.

16 16 5. Frequently Asked Questions 5.1 What is a Framework and is it compulsory to join? A framework is a general term for an agreement with a provider(s) which sets out terms and conditions under which specific purchases (call-offs) can be made throughout the term of the agreement. Frameworks are established for bodies to buy goods or services via a pre-approved list of suppliers. 5.2 If a supplier is not on the framework can they still take part? No. The framework has been awarded via an OJEU process. Suppliers at the time of advert had the opportunity to register their interest in being awarded a position on the framework. The tender process for the framework has now closed and all lots awarded. 5.3 Do I need to invite all suppliers to a mini competition? You will need to invite all suppliers for the lot under which you are undertaking your mini competition unless there are specific reasons why you believe a supplier cannot deliver the services you require. Where this is the case you should check with the supplier first to ensure that you are not challenged later in the process. 5.4 How long does a mini competition need to run for? This will depend on the complexity of the service. Contracting authorities should take into account the size of the contract, the number of services included, requirements for supplier site visits and TUPE. On average LPP would suggest suppliers are given four weeks to respond to the mini competition. For specific advice please contact the category manager. 5.5 Do I have to apply a stand still period to a mini competition? LPP encourages the application of standstill periods for all mini competitions under the framework, especially where the value of the contract exceeds the OJEU thresholds. This ensures transparency to all suppliers involved in the process and minimises the risk of challenge once a contract is awarded.

17 6. Appendicies 6.1 Appendix A Supplier List by Lot Analysis and Reconciliation Framework OJEU ref: 2012/S Lot 1 Lot 2 Lot 3 Lot 4 Lot 5 Lot 6 Lot 7 Lot 8 Supplier Telecoms Utilities VAT Estates Accounts Payable Temporary Staffing Payroll Managed Solution Berthold Bauer 1st 1st 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st 1st PCMG 2nd 3rd 1st 1st Public Sector Funds 3rd 2nd Utelecom 4th M & C Energy 2nd Recovery cost audit 4th Baker Tilly 2nd CRS Vat 3rd GVA Grimley 1st Colliers International 2nd Profit Recovery Solutions 2nd Transaction Anaylsts 3rd

18 6.2 Appendix B Supplier Contacts by Lot Lot 1 Telecommunications Supplier Address Ranking Berthold Bauer PCMG PSFR, Public Sector Funds Recovery Utelecom Jamie Lauren Jarrett James Paine Adam Tuck Jonathon Faye Lorent Reid st 2 nd 3rd 4th Lot 2 Utilities Berthold Bauer Supplier Address Ranking Schneider Electric (nee M&C Energy) PCMG Recovery Cost Auditing Group Jamie Lauren Jarrett David Hunter James Paine Adam Tuck Mike Hodgson st 2nd 3rd 4th Lot 3 VAT Berthold Bauer Supplier Address Ranking Jamie Lauren Jarrett 1st

19 19 Baker Tilly Tax and Accounting Limited (nee RSM Tenon) CRS Vat Scott Harwood Phone: +44 (0) Fax: +44 (0) Chris Silk nd 3rd Lot 4 Estates Supplier Address Ranking GVA Grimley Julian Andrews st Colliers International Adam Fitzpatrick nd Second contact: Claire Holmes Berthold Bauer Jamie Lauren Jarrett 3rd Lot 5 Accounts Payable Supplier Address Ranking PCMG James Paine st Profit Recovery Solutions Berthold Bauer Adam Tuck Tim Walsh Jamie Lauren Jarrett 2nd 3rd Lot 6 Temporary Staffing PCMG Supplier Address Ranking James Paine st

20 20 Berthold Bauer Transaction Anaylsts Adam Tuck Jamie Lauren Jarrett Lloyd Clark nd 3rd Lot 7 Payroll Berthold Bauer Supplier Address Ranking Public Sector Funds Jamie Lauren Jarrett Jonathon Faye st 2nd Lot 8 Managed Solution Supplier Berthold Bauer Address Jamie Lauren Jarrett 1st

21 6.3 Appendix C Responsibilities Matrix Month 1 Month 2 Month 3 Month 4 Month 5 Month 6 Trust Initial Framework Enquiry Submit Access Agreement Complete Mini-Comp Documents Finalise Mini-Comp Documents Respond to Mini-Comp Queries Host Site Visit Quality Evaluation Short List for Presentation Attend Presentation Award Decision/ Ratification 10 Day Stand Still Agree Contract Sign Contract Mobilisation and Go Live LPP Share Framework User Guide Set Access to Template Documents Respond to Completion Queries Check and Issue Mini- Competition Respond to Mini-Comp Queries Download and Share Responses Commercial Evaluation Invite for Presentation Issue Intent to Award Letters 10 Day Stand Still Draft Contract Issue Contract Supplier Complete Mini-Comp Returns Attend Site Visit Submit Mini- Competition Response Attend Presentation 10 Day Stand Still Sign Contract Mobilisation and Go Live Notes LPP has a number of template documents which can be used for the mini-competition. Trusts can amend, replace or keep the templates as is. These documents are intended as a guide to help trusts outline their service requirement. The LPP team can answer queries regarding the template documents and provide advice but can not define your service requirement for you. LPP can issue your mini-competition for you through our e-tendering portal and work with you to structure responses to your Standing Financial Instructions. We will act as first contact for all queries regarding the mini-competition and forward any which require your input. These should be answered within 48 hours of receipt. Site visits should be arranged for all suppliers early in week 2 of your minicompetition. Mini-competition responses will be sent to our e-tendering portal. We will share these responses with you along with an evaluation template. The LPP team will undertake the commercial evaluation while your Trust scores the responses to the questions asked. From your evaluation 3-4 suppliers should be short listed for presentation. This will allow you to meet the proposed team which will deliver your contract and also ask any final clarification queries you may have. Following the presentations your evaluation should be completed. The evaluation document should be sent to LPP which will issue the intent to award letters. A 10 day stand still period will then begin. The trust s ratification process should be followed before a contract can be awarded. LPP will draft your contract based on the response and outcome of your minicompetition. This will be sent to you to check and once agreed will be sent to the supplier to sign. You may wish to engage your legal team should you make extensive changes to the LPP template contract. They will then send you a copy to countersign. Once the contract is signed you will enter the mobilisation period. Timescales for this will depend on service and award decision. Following mobilisation your contract will go live.

22 6.4 Appendix D Customer Access Agreement (CAA) Customer Access Agreement is provided on the next page.

23 23 CUSTOMER ACCESS AGREEMENT for use by [Framework Recipient Hub (FRH)] NHS London Procurement Partnership (Hosted by Guy s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust (LPP) FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT FOR ANALYSIS AND RECONCILIATION SERVICES Contract Reference Number: NC OJEU Reference 2012/S Before conducting any activity under this framework agreement please complete and return this form to [FOH] via your LPP representative. This agreement provides approval by [FOH] for the below named Organisation to access the above named Framework Agreement only, subject to the conditions set out below. In exchange for [FOH] granting approval to access the Framework Agreement, the Organisation AGREES: 1. I/We accept all responsibility for both accessing and using the Framework Agreement in accordance with its associated terms and conditions of contract; 2. I/We agree that [FOH] (and LPP) have no responsibility, or liability, on behalf of our Organisation relating to our use of this Framework Agreement; 3. I/We hereby certify that all information provided by [FOH] (and LPP) in relation to the Framework Agreement, in any form, will be kept strictly confidential and not be made available to any external entity other than our own, without prior permission of [FOH]. (Please note, this obligation shall not apply to the provision of information by public sector organisations in order to comply with government guidelines and/or legislation regarding transparency and expenditure of public money); 4. I/We authorise [FOH] to receive management information from contracted suppliers, regarding the usage of this Framework Agreement by the Organisation. Such information will be used by [FOH] for contract management/administration purposes, and will be shared with LPP. AGREEMENT: I/We confirm that the organisation detailed below intends to participate in the above mentioned [FOH] framework agreement, and that in doing so will act in accordance with the guidance and instructions set out in the relevant [FOH] (and/or LPP) Contract Briefing Document, associated terms and conditions of contract, and in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).

24 24 CUSTOMER ACCESS AGREEMENT for use by LPP NHS London Procurement Partnership (Hosted by Guy s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust (LPP) FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT FOR ANALYSIS AND RECONCILIATION SERVICES Contract Reference Number: NC OJEU Reference 2012/S Before conducting any activity under this framework agreement please complete and return this form to [FOH] via your local [LPP] representative. Customer Signature: Date: Name: Position: Name of Authority: Address: Telephone: Access facilitated by LPP- To be completed by NHS Hub Name: Signature: Position: Date: [FOH] APPROVAL (To be completed by [FOH]) APPROVAL (To be completed by FOH) Name: Signature:

25 25 Position: Date: 6.5 Appendix E Supplier Profiles To follow.

26 Appendix F Mini Competition Documentation 1. Mini Competition Instructions Available following completion of the Customer Access Agreement (CAA) in Appendix D. 2. Abstract of Particulars Available following completion of the Customer Access Agreement (CAA) in Appendix D. 3. ITT Questions Available following completion of the Customer Access Agreement (CAA) in Appendix D. 4. Specification Available following completion of the Customer Access Agreement (CAA) in Appendix D. 5. Pricing Schedule Available following completion of the Customer Access Agreement (CAA) in Appendix D. 6. Terms & Conditions of Contract Available following completion of the Customer Access Agreement (CAA) in Appendix D. 7. Signed Document Set Available following completion of the Customer Access Agreement (CAA) in Appendix D. 8. Additional Information Available following completion of the Customer Access Agreement (CAA) in Appendix D. 9. Evaluation Template Available following completion of the Customer Access Agreement (CAA) in Appendix D. 10. Standstill Award Letters Available following completion of the Customer Access Agreement (CAA) in Appendix D.

27 Appendix G Call-Off Documentation A&R template Call-Off letter Available following completion of the Customer Access Agreement (CAA) in Appendix D.

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